Patents Examined by Jean W. Desir
  • Patent number: 10805665
    Abstract: A device configured to determine a time on a progress bar and to identify a timestamp in the video timing map based on the time on the progress bar. The device is further configured to identify a source scene identifier corresponding with the identified timestamp and to play a video scene corresponding with the identified source scene identifier. The device is further configured to identify a first animation identifier corresponding with the identified timestamp and to play a first animation associated with the first animation identifier. The device is further configured to determine that the first animation identifier is present in the audio sample buffer, to identify an audio sample associated with the first animation identifier, and to play the identified audio sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Shankar Sangoli
  • Patent number: 10798348
    Abstract: A light source apparatus, includes a first solid-state light source and processing circuitry. The first solid-state light source is configured to output first light. The processing circuitry is configured to control a power source to supply first current to the first solid-state light source, determine whether to change the supply of the first current to the first solid-state light source to maintain a brightness level of the first light output by the first solid-state light source at a first brightness level or within a first brightness level range, and control the power source to change the supply of the first current to the first solid-state light source to output the first light at the first brightness level or within the first brightness level range in response to a determination that the supply of the first current is determined to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikeura
  • Patent number: 10785513
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content provider system acquiring, from a plurality of capture devices physically disposed at different vantage points in relation to a scene, a distinct set of two-dimensional (2D) color data and depth data (2D data) for each capture device included in the plurality of capture devices, each distinct set of 2D data representing a distinct unmeshed view of the scene as captured from a respective vantage point of a respective capture device included in the plurality of capture devices, acquiring metadata for each distinct set of 2D data, packaging each distinct set of 2D data into a transport stream such that the transport stream includes data representing each distinct unmeshed view of the scene as captured from each respective vantage point of each respective capture device, and providing the metadata and the transport stream for streaming to a media player device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lodato, Rene Sepulveda, Pai Moodlagiri, Denny Breitenfeld, Syed Meeran Kamal, Mohammad Raheel Khalid, Xavier Hansen
  • Patent number: 10771853
    Abstract: A device is provided for use with a viewing device that operable to display a video. The device includes: an image receiver to receive image data; a closed caption receiver to receive closed caption data; an image decoder to decode the image data into image display data; a closed caption decoder to decode the closed caption data into closed caption display data; a packaging component to generate a first content package based on the image display data and the closed caption display data; an output port to output the first content package to the viewing device to display a first video image over a first period of time; an instruction receiver to receive a closed caption modification instruction and to output an image modification signal based on the closed caption modification instruction; and a closed caption modifying component to generate modified closed caption display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Kahn
  • Patent number: 10750117
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting and receiving an audio signal over a video signal in a single cable. The method and system including receiving an analog video signal, the analog video signal comprising one or more rows of video data, an audio header, and one or more quantized audio data. The method includes detecting, the audio header in a blank interval of the analog video and determining a reference level of the audio header. The method and system include extracting, in response to detecting the audio header, the one or more quantized audio data and converting the one or more quantized audio data to an original value of audio data based on the reference level of the audio header. The method and system are configured for storing the one or more quantized audio data in the original value in a First-in-First-Out (FIFO) buffer, and reconstructing, utilizing the FIFO buffer, a continuous audio signal from the one or more quantized audio data in the original value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Techpoint, Inc.
    Inventor: Feng Kuo
  • Patent number: 10747095
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a projection device, the projection device being equipped with at least two controllable and regulatable light sources, which each transmit a beam component of a scanning beam. The calibration method includes defining a reference beam for the scanning beam; determining, in each instance, a dewarping function for the x-projector coordinate and for the y-projector coordinate of the reference beam, each dewarping function converting the specific projector coordinate to corresponding image coordinates, which are assigned to the image information; determining, in each instance, an offset function for the x-projector coordinate and the y-projector coordinate for all beam components, each offset function approximating the offset between the specific x- or y-image coordinate of the reference beam and the x- or y-image coordinate of the respective beam component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Ehlert, Julian Heinzelmann
  • Patent number: 10740633
    Abstract: Method for monitoring eyelid opening values. In one embodiment video image data is acquired with a camera which data are representative of a person engaged in an activity, where the activity may be driving a vehicle, operating industrial equipment, or performing a monitoring or control function. When the person's head undergoes a change in yaw angle, such that eyelids of both eyes of the person are captured with the camera, but one eye is closer to the camera than the other eye, a weighting factor is applied, which factor varies as a function of the yaw angle such that a value representative of eyelid opening data based on both eyes is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Florin Nanu, Stefan Petrescu, Florin Oprea, Emanuela Haller
  • Patent number: 10742923
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting epileptic triggers in video content by storing a first sequence of frames of a video stream in a first buffer. The technique can further comprise generating a second sequence of subframes and storing the second sequence of subframes in a second buffer. The technique can further comprise generating average intensity values for the second sequence of subframes in the second buffer and calculating intensity changes between consecutive subframes in the second sequence of subframes based on the average intensity values. The technique can further comprise determining that a number of intensity changes between consecutive subframes in the second sequence of subframes exceeds an oscillation threshold and tagging the frames in the first buffer corresponding to the subframes in the second buffer as hazardous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Istvan Rechner, Zoltan Ponekker, Patrik Egyed
  • Patent number: 10742925
    Abstract: A smart multimedia content receiver automatically resizes video images based on the content being displayed on the TV screen. Such a self-formatting content receiver includes on-board image processing capability that provides continuous video analysis to detect changes in program formatting and convert each frame as it is received in real time, as opposed to processing and re-releasing an entire program or movie, or relying on the viewer to re-format programs manually. In response to detecting a change, aspect ratio adjustments are made as needed. Because the self-formatting content receiver has access to the video data before it is displayed, such automatic on-the-fly adjustments ensure that the viewer's experience during program changes is seamless and without distortion. Subscribers can influence decisions made by the content receiver by pre-setting viewer preferences for aspect ratio adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gregory Greene
  • Patent number: 10735701
    Abstract: In a projection system, a nonaxisymmetric aspheric surface is used as a surface that is located in a position where in a pencil of light of video image light that exits from each of two points in different corner regions in an image plane that is a light exiting plane of an image display apparatus, light components that should reach a viewer's eyes do not intersect one another, whereby the size of an optical system can be further reduced and the size of an overall apparatus can therefore be reduced with a variety of types of optical precision, such as the resolution and angle of view, maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Takagi, Takahiro Totani, Takashi Takeda, Akira Komatsu, Toshiaki Miyao
  • Patent number: 10725286
    Abstract: A micro-electro-mechanical device, wherein a platform is formed in a top substrate and is configured to turn through a rotation angle. The platform has a slit and faces a cavity. A plurality of integrated photodetectors is formed in a bottom substrate so as to detect the light through the slit and generate signals correlated to the light through the slit. The area of the slit varies with the rotation angle of the platform and causes diffraction, more or less marked as a function of the angle. The difference between the signals of two photodetectors arranged at different positions with respect to the slit yields the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberto Carminati, Enri Duqi, Sebastiano Conti
  • Patent number: 10709359
    Abstract: Various patient monitoring systems can include a sensor configured to collect three dimensional information. The systems can identify a location of a patient support surface based on the three dimensional information. The systems can set a two dimensional planar threshold based on the patient support surface. The systems can identify a patient location above the patient support surface based on the three dimensional information and compare the patient location to the two dimensional planar threshold. Exceeding the threshold can be indicative of a high risk of a patient fall. An alert can be generated based on the threshold being exceeded. The systems can repeat the identification of the patient support surface location and the setting of the threshold to account for changes in the patient area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CareView Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Clark, Derek del Carpio, Kenneth Chapman
  • Patent number: 10701325
    Abstract: A multi-projection system that combines projection images projected by a plurality of projectors to allow an image containing an OSD image for adjustment of the projectors to be displayed on a projection surface includes an instruction receiving section that receives an adjustment instruction indicating one of first adjustment in which the plurality of projectors are adjusted altogether and second adjustment in which the plurality of projectors are individually adjusted and a switching section that switches the aspect of the OSD image to another in accordance with the adjustment instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10701268
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for using an optical scanning system to visit points in a field along a scanning path. The scanning path includes consecutive passes, corresponding to time-shifted instances of a same scan pattern. The plural passes visit different sets of points within the field, to provide different respective sparse traversals of the field. When motion occurs, the passes evenly distribute the deleterious effects of motion over the field. This produces motion artifacts that resemble blur. The human eye and image processing systems can more effectively handle the presence of blur compared to the kind of motion artifacts produced by a traditional single-pass scanning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Sahar Vilan
  • Patent number: 10654401
    Abstract: A drive assist control apparatus assists a driving of a vehicle by controlling a light image projected on a road surface in front of the vehicle. The drive assist control apparatus includes a light image projector, a change portion detector, and a light image corrector. The light image projector projects an informative light image on the road surface. The informative light image represents information to be displayed to an occupant in the vehicle. The change portion detector detects a gradient change portion where a gradient of the road surface changes. The light image corrector corrects a projection position of the informative light image projected by the light image projector. The light image corrector moves the projection position to a position nearer to the occupant than the gradient change portion detected by the change portion detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Hamada, Kazuhiko Nakashima, Tomonari Sawada
  • Patent number: 10658774
    Abstract: A method of assembling a vehicular camera includes providing a front housing portion and a rear housing portion and attaching a circuit board at the front housing portion. A one-piece coaxial connecting element is provided at the rear housing portion. With the coaxial connecting element provided at the rear housing portion, a first coaxial cable connector extends outward from the outer side of the rear housing portion and a second coaxial cable connector extends inward from the inner side of the rear housing portion. As the rear housing portion is mated with the front housing portion, the second coaxial cable connector engages the third coaxial cable connector at the circuit board to electrically connect the coaxial connecting element with circuitry at the circuit board. The first coaxial cable connector is configured to connect to a coaxial cable of a vehicle when the vehicular camera is disposed at the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Conger, Steven V. Byrne, Nazar F. Bally, Achim Newiger, Christian Mai
  • Patent number: 10645355
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a controlling method thereof are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a first port, a second port, and a processor configured to execute a component function based on the first port and the second port being connected to a cable respectively, execute a composite function based on the second port being connected to a cable and the first port being in a disconnection state, and execute an Ex-link function based on the first port being connected to a cable and the second port being in a disconnection state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ja-sung Koo
  • Patent number: 10638022
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for displaying content on a displayable area that spans multiple panels of a multi-panel display. A method includes: (a) using a genlock signal to define a periodic write interval and a periodic output interval, and (b) during at least a portion of the periodic write interval, using a markup document to store a description of a frame of video content to a data storage unit, where the video content comprises first live video content represented by a first video stream. The also method includes: (c) during a portion of the periodic output interval using (i) the stored description of the frame, and (ii) the first video stream to display the frame on the displayable area. Further, the method includes (d) repeating operations (a) and (b) for one or more other frames of the video content to display the video content on the displayable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 10621752
    Abstract: A method for camera calibration, performed by a processing unit, at least contains: controlling a camera module to obtain a shooting image with a distortion; generating reference position information of a plurality of pixels of the shooting image, wherein the reference position information includes position information of the plurality of pixels after eliminating the distortion; storing the reference position information in a lookup table, wherein the lookup table contains entries and each entry stores reference position of one pixel; and adjusting an output from the camera module by using the lookup table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI ZHAOXIN SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Wang, Feifei Yang, Yalong Jiang
  • Patent number: 10621857
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling set up of a controlling device capable of controlling a plurality of appliances, via an interactive instruction set and associated programming. The programming is accessible by a STB or other controllable appliance and is configured to appropriately display interactive instructions and prompts to a user during a user initiated set up procedure for configuration of another controllable device (e.g., DVD, VCR, DVR, etc) available to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Haughawout, Patrick H. Hayes